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Christina Leo

Writer, Editor, Communications Expert

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Writer and editor based in Louisiana. MFA in prose from the University of Notre Dame. Debut short story, "The Blue Bull of Bayou Bonne Chance" published in December 2019 issue of 'Salamander.'

Country Roads Magazine
Handheld Empires

Nearly two thousand years ago, in a cloistered palace in Han Dynasty China, an emperor had grown tired of his stone walls and parapets. Every day he looked out over the valley and witnessed the plums and magnolias blooming over the grasslands, and regretted that he could not live among them as an ordinary subject.

Country Roads Magazine
Humanism, but Make It Mysterious

I once held a summer job at an athletic club where I stood or sat for six hours a day-behind a desk or under a pool cabana-acting as front-desk-computer-baron extraordinaire (actually just one of a handful of college-aged kids whose job was to welcome people into the club, answer their questions, and ring up an occasional t-shirt or protein bar).

Country Roads Magazine
Preservation Tactics

The rooms of Suzanne Poole's Livonia home flow into one another with nary a dividing wall in sight.

inRegister Magazine
(Cover Story) A league of her own: A.J. Andrews knocks it out of the park

Since 1957, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award has been handed out annually to some of the best players in Major League Baseball-well, mostly to the best players in Major League Baseball. In 2016, A.J. Andrews, the former outfielder famous for her diving catches for the LSU Lady Tigers and current professional player for the Houston-based...

inRegister Magazine
From Saigon to south Louisiana: A former refugee searches for history

April 29, 1975, Saigon. The Viet Cong army has surrounded the capital of U.S.-supported South Vietnam and blocked all major passages out of the country. In the waters over the South China Sea, American Navy officers aboard the command ship USS Blue Ridge spot a helicopter flying low to the water, headed their way. Not one of theirs.

inRegister Magazine
It’s alive: The fermented food trend grows in Louisiana

There’s nothing like a tall glass of lactobacillus in the morning. So microscopic, so mighty. They’ve been multiplying for the past three weeks, at least, killing off all that other bacteria, and now that they number in the millions, they’re finally ready to hunker down and start colonizing that least pleasant arrangement of internal organs—the gut.

inRegister Magazine
Off the page: ‘South and West’

A warning sign: “No Hunting of Quadrupeds.” A stark Biloxi lighthouse. Pit vipers and sycamores. A New Orleans pulled from forbidding fairy tales, where “all the king’s men would turn on the king” in a city “dominated by wilderness.” Among these, the impressions captured by famed author Joan Didion of her monthlong travels along the rural Gulf Coast in 1970 employ the same critical eye she has come to be known for, but with an untraditional format that perhaps best suits this departure from...

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